Look of the Week: Cozy Knits

The days are getting shorter and colder so it’s only natural that you want to be comfortable and warm but of course stay chic. So inspired by the great fingerless gloves I got from my mother and some of the softest pieces in the fall collections, this Look of the Week is all about cozy knits. The key colors are black, red, grey and ivory. This snug crochet pieces go perfectly with warm fires, a good book and a delicious hot caramel macchiato.



Hilary Rhoda

All-American girl Hilary Rhoda is a breath of fresh air to all the doll-faced models that currently rule the runway (of course that doesn’t mean I don’t love Jessica Stam).

The former field hockey and lacrosse player attended an all-girl’s school in her native Maryland. How Gossip Girl of her! Who didn’t love the Blair-Serena showdown in the hockey field?

She has appeared in numerous advertising campaigns like Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana and most recently signed a contract with Estée Lauder as their newest face. She has also been in the cover of Italian Vogue (three times), Paris Vogue, W and the famous supermodels-of-the-future cover of American Vogue – and she looked stunning in each one.

Earning an estimated total of $2 million in the past 12 months, this July Forbes magazine named her twelfth in the list of the World’s 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.

She appears to be very close to another of my favorite models Coco Rocha and – this is the best part – she was born on April 6 1987: just like I was! To the year!



Look Of The Week: Dover Street Market

"I want to create a kind of market where various creators from various fields gather together and encounter each other in an ongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos: the mixing up and coming together of different kindred souls who all share a strong personal vision."
- Rei Kawakubo

When I was in London for the summer, located in a normal building, in a not so crowed street, I came across the most eccentric store. Dover Street Market is a multilevel store conceptualized by Rei Kawakubo of Comme Des Garçons. Aside from having the greatest selection of Comme Des Garçons and of Kawakubo’s protégé Junya Watanave, the store also features designer collections from Lanvin, Nina Ricci, Azzedine Alaïa and L’Wren Scott among others.

These designers are personally invited by Rei to set shop in a section of the store and they can design it in any way they wish, often selling limited edition pieces made only for Dover Street Market.

The inside of the store is really interesting; the interior is set in an industrial way, as if the construction wasn't finished. There are bare concrete floors, steel beams and wooden boxes were the clothes are displayed.

The top floor café has a very French vibe, with French waiters that barely speak English serving the most delicious French food. I loved it.

The clothes go from the most eclectic couture to the simple and cheeky, and I picked some of the best stuff from the web page, although it really doesn’t do justice to the marvelous selection inside Dover Street Market.



Spring (Mini)Report

Balenciaga Is In Full Bloom

Miranda Priestly may have said in that sarcastic terrifying whisper "Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking". But at Balenciaga indeed they were. Nicolas Ghesquiere presented what will sure be a highlight of the Spring 08 season by taking a simple concept and giving it the Balenciaga touch. The prints may have been old fashioned but the shapes certainly weren’t; they found the perfect balance between the vintage glamour of Cristobal Balenciaga and the futuristic mind of Ghesquiere. Truly amazing.

Black & White Spring

The colorful collection also showcased one of the defining trends for next spring: Black & White. This timeless combination was seen mostly at menswear-inspired pieces as well as on demure dresses.

Agyness New Look

It seems Agyness Deyn has been reading her Über Chic. The model stayed with the hair color that was voted the best at last week’s who does it better? I quite like it although it might get old fast.